Rugby Union

Mon 20 Apr 2020

Overseas stints part of rugby stars’ pay deal

premium_icon Overseas stints part of rugby stars’ pay deal

Australia’s biggest rugby stars will be allowed to chase lucrative, short-term overseas contracts to supplement lost wages.

New deal delivers hit to Wallabies captain’s pay packet

premium_icon New deal delivers hit to Wallabies captain’s pay packet

Australia’s 192 professional players are expected to finalise the details of the new pay proposal in coming days.

Thu 16 Apr 2020

NRL coach’s huge play to sign Quade, SBW

premium_icon NRL coach’s huge play to sign Quade, SBW

Quade Cooper’s potential NRL move is gaining momentum.

The gift that will save Australian rugby

premium_icon The gift that will save Australian rugby

Agustin Pichot is set to launch a bold takeover bid of World Rugby - and he’s guaranteed a multimillion-dollar sacrifice that could revive Australian rugby.

Wed 15 Apr 2020

Home schooling: McDermott’s lessons with Wallabies great

premium_icon Home schooling: McDermott’s lessons with Wallabies great

Queensland Reds’ Tate McDermott is making good use of rugby’s lockdown, spending quality time sharpening his skills with Will Genia.

Copy cats: Rugby could turn to NRL to save game

premium_icon Copy cats: Rugby could turn to NRL to save game

Rugby Australia will have their greatest rival to thank if the latest radical proposal to get the struggling 15-man code back up and running comes to fruition.

Sat 11 Apr 2020

Wallaby legend calls on Castle to come clean on future

premium_icon Wallaby legend calls on Castle to come clean on future

Tim Horan insists it’s time for details on how the code can be saved to be shared.

Fri 10 Apr 2020

Foreign raiders move on cut-price Wallabies

premium_icon Foreign raiders move on cut-price Wallabies

A sick Rugby Australia official has forced a delay in pay-cut talks, as foreign clubs target disgruntled players

Wed 8 Apr 2020

Revealed: the revolutionary quick fix to save rugby

premium_icon Revealed: the revolutionary quick fix to save rugby

Gloomy rugby fans may be given the ultimate Christmas gift if an exciting plan to deploy a Bledisloe Cup triple threatcomes to fruition.

Tue 7 Apr 2020

Escape plan: Wallabies stars could spark devastating exodus

premium_icon Escape plan: Wallabies stars could spark devastating exodus

Leading Wallabies players are negotiating new contract clauses that could see the biggest exodus of talent in the game’s history.

Mon 6 Apr 2020

Rugby Australia collapse could cost Folau millions

premium_icon Rugby Australia collapse could cost Folau millions

Israel Folau’s multimillion-dollar Rugby Australia payout could take a major hit if the governing body is forced into insolvency

Sun 5 Apr 2020

FitzSimons’ dire Rugby Australia warning

FitzSimons’ dire Rugby Australia warning

Media personality Peter FitzSimons has urged the Australian government to step in and save rugby union from going “down the gurgler”.

Fiery meeting that could decide Castle’s fate

premium_icon Fiery meeting that could decide Castle’s fate

Wallaby legend Nick Farr-Jones has called for the entire Rugby Australia board to be dumped.

Thu 2 Apr 2020

Super Rugby could be on its last legs

premium_icon Super Rugby could be on its last legs

With Rugby Australia and RUPA locked in an ugly stand-off, the future of the game could dramatically change

Tue 31 Mar 2020

Rugby decimated by ‘toughest decision in game’s history’

premium_icon Rugby decimated by ‘toughest decision in game’s history’

Rugby Australia staff have been left devastated by the governing body’s decision to stand down 75 per cent of its employees as the game remains on the edge of financial...

Mon 30 Mar 2020

Rugby Australia to slash jobs in wake of $9.4 million loss

premium_icon Rugby Australia to slash jobs in wake of $9.4 million loss

Rugby Australia’s finances are in free fall with chairman Paul McLean saying there was no way of knowing the impact the coronavirus will have on the game.

Rugby in crisis over ‘alarming’ $9.4m disaster

Rugby in crisis over ‘alarming’ $9.4m disaster

Rugby Australia has been left staring into the abyss by a stunning financial report that has triggered dramatic cost-cutting moves.

Fri 27 Mar 2020

Wallabies trial match on the cards

premium_icon Wallabies trial match on the cards

As Rugby Australia heads into a meeting with the players’ union about their pay, an exciting new concept has emerged to reignite the game.

Tue 17 Mar 2020

RDRL, Downs Rugby postpone games under coronavirus advice

premium_icon RDRL, Downs Rugby postpone games under coronavirus advice

Union teams won’t train or play, and all junior League activities have been suspended. Meanwhile, senior clubs are still waiting on the QRL.

Brisbane teams unite for stadium plea

premium_icon Brisbane teams unite for stadium plea

The Broncos, Lions, Roar and Reds will come together with Stadiums Queensland in bid to stave off financial ruin.

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